About Parangolé

Parangolé is an annual, independent journal that challenges ideas on urbanization, design and architecture by initiating a global dialogue on topics such as mobility, migration, fluidity and multiplicity, The journal expands on the cultural social and political significance of what it means to live in the city. The title of the magazine pays homage to the work of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, extending his central tenet that “life is movement” from the body to the city. The first issue of Parangolé, titled Motherland, focuses on the space of habitation for those who live in precarious and transitory conditions due to economic hardship, conflict, and violence. People on the move face unique challenges and vulnerabilities that must be identified and addressed in urban settings. With Motherland, researchers and practitioners are brought together to think about these issues and solutions.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Alfredo Brillembourg

Editorial Committee :

Parangolè is a research group affiliated with GRIP the University of Bergen

Parangole directed by our Board of Sponsors, which defines the mandate and general framework of the annual journals .

The Board includes:

Ida Zeline W-F Lien

Justin McGuirk

Tord Isdal

Arturo Brillembourg 

Charlie Koolhaas

Paul Hellsegg


Issue #1 Motherland is guest-edited in Norway by Urban-A and sponsored by the Global Research on Inequality Programme (GRIP) at the University of Bergen

Available at Hatje Cantz after March 15

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